Health Insurance Portability and Accountability act (HIPAA), sets the standard for protecting sensitive patient data. Any company that deals with protected health information (PHI) must ensure that all the required physical, network, and process security measures are in place and followed. A supplemental act The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act which supports the enforcement of HIPAA requirements by raising the penalties of health organizations that violate HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules. The HITECH Act was formed in response to health technology development and increased use, storage and transmittal of electronic health information.
Considering how much weight your computer network carries when it comes to modern medical practice office, you must turn to trusted IT advisors when it comes to make your practice HIPAA/HITECH compliant.
Qualified Tech Support for your Medical Practice’s HIPAA/HIPAA compliance needs
- Physical and virtual safeguards for ePHI.
- Technical Safeguards
- Tracking/Audit Logs
- Strict Technical Policies
- Security of Network and Transmission